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This essay by Jon Meacham struck a chord in me as I have been pondering the history of our on again off again love hate affair with immigrants and immigration.
Let us count the off again – hatred times:
Note that there is only 1 anti-immigration law until 1882.
Between 1882 and 1952 there are 10!
Alien and Sedition Act: 1798
Rise of the 19th century Know Nothings (American Party): 1848 They sought to permit only native-born Americans ( not Native Americans) to run for office and try to raise the residency requirement to 25 years.
Chinese Exclusion Act: 1882
Anarchist Exclusion Act: 1903 denies anarchists, other political extremists, beggars, and epileptics entry into the U.S.
The Immigration Act of 1907: The list of excluded now adds “imbeciles,” “feeble-minded” people, those with physical or mental disabilities that prevent them from working, tuberculosis victims, children who enter the U.S. without parents, and those who committed crimes of “moral turpitude.”
Gentlemen’s Agreement barring Japanese: 1907
Immigration Act of 1917 (Asiatic Barred Zone Act): restricted immigration, particularly of people from a large swath of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The act also bars homosexuals, “idiots,” “feeble-minded persons,” “criminals,” “insane persons,” alcoholics, and other categories.
The Emergency Quota Law of 1921 limits the number of immigrants entering the U.S. each year to 350,000 and implements a nationality quota. Immigration from any country is capped at 3% of the population of that nationality based on the 1910 census. The law reduces immigration from eastern and southern Europe while favoring immigrants from Northern Europe.